DescriptionThis is the expansion to the strategy title, Rome: Total War. While the original dealt with the rise of the Roman Empire to glory, the conquest of the Greeks and Gauls and the clash with the Carthaginians, the expansion deals with its eventual decline. The Roman Empire splits in two, forming the Western and the Eastern Empires. Historically, the nomadic people known as the Huns, lead by the "Scourge of God" reached the gates of Rome burning everything in their way and turned back only because of famine and pestilence, while the Eastern part would rise again as the great Byzantine Empire. It is up to the player to assume the role of one of the two emperors or the warlords of the barbarian people and imitate or change history.
Once again, gameplay is split between grand real-time battles and engrossing turn-based building and managing. The core of the gameplay remains the same on the battlefield and the most significant addition is that of night battles (it seems that the barbarians favored this time for raids) and the ability to cross rivers. On a larger scale barbaric tribes such as the Huns and Vandals are not defeated if they lose their provinces, but form hordes and move to find greener lands. This feature imitates both the fearsome way in which the Huns overrun Europe and the major population shifts that took place in this dark time.
- "罗马：全面战争 蛮族入侵" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "RTW: BI" -- Common abbreviation
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|Frustrating followup to the classic Rome: Total War||Mike Kew (7)|
|Pelit||Nov, 2005||93 out of 100||93|
|Game Captain||Oct 12, 2005||90 out of 100||90|
|ActionTrip||Oct 10, 2005||86 out of 100||86|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Nov, 2005||85 out of 100||85|
|Gamesmania.de||Oct 05, 2005||83 out of 100||83|
|PC Games (Germany)||Sep 26, 2005||82 out of 100||82|
|GameSpy||Oct 06, 2005||80|
|GotNext||Oct 21, 2005||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Sep 30, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Oct 03, 2005||16 out of 20||80|
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TriviaRome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion was named Expansion of the Year in the 2005 PC Game Awards issue of Computer Games Magazine (March 2006).